Friday, October 8, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-December 1886

Page 97.  Inquest was held on 22 Dec 1884 on the body of an unknown colored man found drowned in the Mississippi River in front of Price's Place. The juror's verdict is that he came to his death by some unknown cause drowning in the Mississippi River and no guilt attaches to any person, there being no marks of violence on the body. Jurors were Alfre Simmons, George Jackson, Frank Williams, Paul Jones, Alfred Carter and Clement Colly, Coroner. J. B. Martin, Clerk and J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk.


Page 98.  Inquest was held on 13 Dec 1884 on the body of Isham Buchanan lying dead at Boutte Station, before J. B. Friedman, 4th Ward Justice of the Peace. The juror's verdict was that Isham Buchanan, colored, was found dead by being run over by a train of the Morgan Railroad, going east. The train was in charge of Mr. Casln?, Engineer, who is not blamed. Jurors were Achille Garner, Geo. Alick, James Taylor, Edmond Roberts, J. B. Butler, and J. B. Friedman, acting coroner. Approved by Clement Colly, Coroner, J. C. Triche, Dy. Clerk


Page 99.  Inquest was held on 24 Sept 1885 on the body of Isaac Williams, lying dead in the Tenny or Hills Place. The juror's verdict is that he came to his death by the visitation of God and not otherwise, there being no marks of violence upon his person. Therefore, no guilt attaches to any other person. Jurors were George Washington, Stephen Johnson, Thom Oscar, Charles Adam, Wm. Johnson, Clement Colly, Coroner.

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